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The Melodrama of Mobility: Women, Talk, and Class in Contemporary South Korea / Edition 1
     

The Melodrama of Mobility: Women, Talk, and Class in Contemporary South Korea / Edition 1

by Nancy Abelmann
 

ISBN-10: 082482749X

ISBN-13: 9780824827496

Pub. Date: 09/28/2003

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press, The

From the 1950s through the 1980s, South Korea underwent dramatic social, political, economic, and cultural transformations. In this study, Abelmann analyzes the stories of eight middle-aged Korean women whom she interviewed regarding their experiences of social mobility during this turbulent period. Some of the issues discussed include class distinctions within the

Overview

From the 1950s through the 1980s, South Korea underwent dramatic social, political, economic, and cultural transformations. In this study, Abelmann analyzes the stories of eight middle-aged Korean women whom she interviewed regarding their experiences of social mobility during this turbulent period. Some of the issues discussed include class distinctions within the family and the ways in which women manage their children's education. Abelmann teaches anthropology, East Asian languages, and women's studies at the U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824827496
Publisher:
University of Hawaii Press, The
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsxi
Prefacexv
1Introduction: The Melodrama of Mobility1
2The Eight Women33
3Key Words59
4Class Work: Education Stories100
5Social Mobility: "Facts" and "Fictions"132
6Personality Speaking164
7Gendering Displacement: Men, Masculinity, and the Nation187
8All in the Family: Class Distances and Divides214
9When It's All Said and Done ...240
10Conclusion: Living Through Compressed Modernity281
Coda291
References295
Index313

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